FinePix JZ500

FinePix JZ500

Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 Review

By Matt Metzker

Review posted 4/28/2010

Quick Take
Pros
Good outdoor image quality, facial recognition register, solid metal construction, SRAuto mode to help with selecting the best shooting selection, good HD video option with "movie" like 24fps frame rate, long battery life, natural + flash mode is a cool new idea
Cons
Below average shooting performance; poor indoor shooting performance, no continuous shooting mode, weak flash
Bottom Line
The Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 disappointed when it came to overall performance, but did very good when it came to outdoor photography. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

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Fujifilm has unleashed a new pocket sized, super-zoom, the FinePix JZ500. This camera boasts 14-megapixels and a 10x Fujinon zoom lens. Other specs include a 2.7-inch LCD screen, 2 interchangeable scene mode presets, facial recognition registry, and 720p HD video capture. All of these impressive features are packed into a compact and stylish frame that will retail for approx. $249.95US.


Fujifilm FinePix JZ500 Major Features:

  • 14-Megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD imaging sensor
  • Fujinon 10x optical zoom lens, equivalent to 28 - 280mm on a 35mm camera
  • Dual Image Stabilization with High Sensitivity and CCD Shift
  • SRAuto exposure mode with Scene Recognition
  • Full HD photo and video recording
  • 2.7-inch, Approx. 230,000 dots, color LCD monitor
  • Facial Recognition register up to 8 faces
  • 15 scene modes
  • Dog and cat face detection
  • Natural plus Flash mode
  • Intelligent Contrast Correction
  • 720p HD video option, with separate movie shutter release
  • ISO settings from 80 - 3200
  • Exposure compensation: ±2EV in 1/3-step increments
  • Self timer lamp
  • PictBridge Print Compatible
  • Memory Type: SD, SDHC,
  • Li-ion battery pack with external AC Charger


The Fujifilm JZ500 is available Black with a MSRP of US $249.95

Included Accessories:

  • FinePix JZ500 camera
  • Lithium-ion Battery Pack NP-45A
  • Battery Charger
  • Hand Strap
  • USB Interface Cable
  • CD-Rom

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